Girl seriously injured after being attacked by a coyote near Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach, California – A coyote attacked and injured a little girl in Huntington Beach, causing significant but non-life-threatening injuries.
Huntington Beach police officers were sent to the beach north of Huntington Beach Pier in response to a report of a coyote attack, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department’s public information officer, Jennifer Carey.
Upon the arrival of the officers, they found the girl and transported her to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the attack.
The Huntington Beach Police Department is coordinating with the California Department of Fish and Game in order to locate and euthanize the coyote.
According to Carey, the police department has been increasing the number of traps they set around the city in recent weeks.
Residents who encounter a coyote are asked to call 714-690-8811.